“The Night Before” School Resource Officer, CIPTC, Peoria

“The Night Before” School Resource Officer, CIPTC, Peoria

01-04-2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center Poplar Hall P101
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA
5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu

Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

“The Night Before” School Resource Officer

Instructor: Josh Friedman

January 4, 2024

 8am – 4pm

 Class will meet at: CIPTC, ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University, Poplar P101, Peoria

Enrollment Deadline:  January 1, 2024

Course Size:  Minimum –15 Maximum – 64

Course Objective

“The Night Before” is an experiential training designed for school resource officers or officers

who frequently interact with children in a school setting. This training provides officers with an

understanding of trauma, how trauma impacts children, their development, and their greater

caregiving systems. Officers will learn how students’ experiences can present in the classroom

and what role SROs can play in preventing negative outcomes.

Course Content

Officers will learn how to improve cultural competency and communication and strategies to

foster beneficial relationships with students. Officers will receive thorough instruction to

enhance critical thinking to promote the identification of bias using the Problem-Based Learning

(PBL) framework. The instructors will facilitate the hands-on application of the PBL process

using scenario-based videos designed specifically for school resource officers. Officers will

understand how the PBL process can mitigate the impact of bias, improve critical

decision-making, strengthen communication, and enhance empathy for the students they serve.

Officers will recognize that the PBL framework can be a tool to circumvent violent behavior and

school safety threats. Most importantly, this training demonstrates officers’ power to positively

impact the lives of the students they serve and provides the necessary skills.

This training includes an officer wellness component. Officers will receive information and tools

to improve their professional and personal wellbeing. Wellness instruction will focus on early

recognition of adversity and stress symptoms, enhancing promotive and protective factors of

resilience, and emphasizing successful mindsets,



Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: 2 hours: Crisis Intervention, .50 hours: Cultural Competency, .50 hours: Human Rights, 1 hour: Officer wellness/mental health, 1 hour: Procedural Justice, Specialized Mandate: 3 hours: Officer & Youth Interaction

“The Night Before” School Resource Officer, CIPTC, Peoria